Multiple infectious diseases of developing countries continue to be documented at low rates in the United States. This talk will examine some of the most deadly and disgusting pathogens still transmitted here and how climate change is expected to alter them.
Stavana is a doctoral candidate in the Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior program in the Integrative Biology department at the University of Texas at Austin. She studies disease ecology and evolution with a focus on protozoan vector-borne diseases. She writes a weekly blog post atwww.SpeciesInSpace.com entitled “Parasaturdays” and is an organizer of Science Under the Stars, a community science outreach program held monthly at Brackenridge Field Laboratory and run solely by UT Integrative Biology graduate students.